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Bangladesh ferry with 200 occupants capsizes, 9 bodies recovered

Weeks after a ferry capsized in South Korea killing almost 300 people, another ferry has capsized with 200 passengers on board. A Bangladeshi ferry capsized today May 15th following strong winds as it sailed through the Meghna river at Rasulpur in Munshiganj district near the capital, Dhaka.

Nine bodies have so far been recovered including those of women and children, according to police, with more bodies expected to be recovered in the coming days. Some of the passengers managed to swim to the shore of the river. Rescue operation has been going on since the disaster happened.

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